School and Ranking Information
There are no schools in or near Austin, TX, that provide programs specifically in electronics technology. There are, however, two public universities in the Austin area that have degree programs in the related area of electronics and electrical engineering. Based on ranking, number of degrees conferred and student-to-faculty ratio, the following university is considered a top school in the Austin area for programs in electronics technology and related fields:
- Winner: The University of Texas at Austin (UT) is the only school located directly in Austin and the largest public school in or within 50 miles of the city that provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs in electronics and electrical engineering. It also awards the highest number of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in this field of study.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Texas at Austin|
|Ranking||#53 Best National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $9,798 (in state); $33,842 (out-of-state)**|
|Electronics Technology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, master's and doctoral|
|Electronics Technology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||406**|
|Most Popular Electronics Technology Degree in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (232 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||79%**|
|Noteworthy||Undergraduate Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering programs ranked #10 among national universities (2015)*; undergraduate degree program in electrical engineering accredited by ABET|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator
University of Texas at Austin
- 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Study abroad opportunities available
- State-of-the-art research opportunities available to graduate students
The University of Texas at Austin (UT) is a large, 4-year public university. Approximately 52,000 students are enrolled at UT; about 38,000 of those enrolled are undergraduates. Located in central Austin, the University of Texas' Cockrell School of Engineering enrolls more than 2,000 students. The Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering is the largest in the school.
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program take general electrical engineering courses, such as circuit theory, electromagnetic engineering and engineering design. They also choose two areas of concentration and complete courses in those areas. Concentration options include electronics and integrated circuits, energy systems and renewable energy, and nanoelectronics and nanotechnology, among others.
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering students choose a track to focus on, such as integrated circuits and systems and solid-state electronics. The integrated circuits and systems track focuses on circuit design and includes digital, analog and mixed-signal research areas. The solid-state electronics track emphasizes the development of electronic devices necessary for many different applications, including photodetectors and lasers. Students in the Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering program also choose a track of study.